Wow, this seems like an interesting and much requested feature I just discovered in SharePoint 2010. It seems you can now change the page layout of an existing page! Maybe this is old news already, but I hadn’t heard anything about it yet.
So we have our regular article page right here:
SP2010 Article Page
When you expand the Page Layout button on the ribbon, you get this:Â Â
SP2010 Change Page Layout
Â Let’s for example select Blank Web Part page asÂ the new layout for our page. SharePoint then takes the new setting, doesn’t perform a post-back anymore, AJAX is very nicely integrated now:
SP2010 - Changing Page Layout
When SharePoint is done processing the changes, our page is now a web part page instead of the article page it was before!
- SP2010 – Web Part Page
The functionality isn’t completely bug-free yet.Â After playing around with a couple of different page layouts, I’m suddenly getting this error:
- SP2010 Change Page Layout Error
Obviously the product is still in beta, I’m sure this will be fixed in the final version
So you’ve just gone through all the trouble to get the new SharePoint 2010 beta installed with the new Visual Studio 2010 beta alongside of it. You’ve created your first web part project and you’re ready to deploy!
Only one minor issue though, when you try to deploy, you’re getting an error, saying that “Cannot start service SPUserCodeV4 on computer <computername>”.
Visual Studio 2010 - SharePoint project deployment error
Although the screenshot shows an error with retracting, I was getting the same error when deploying. I figured, maybe it works if I deploy it again, but alasÂ :)
The error is related to a service not being started on the SharePoint server. In order to start it, do the following:
- Go to Central Administration -> System Settings -> Manage services on server
- Locate the service “Microsoft SharePoint Foundation User Code Service”
SP2010 User Code Service
On my server it wasn’t started by default. I’m not sure if something went wrong during installation and that this service should be enabled by default. Just click the “Start” link button to start the service.
Now go back to Visual Studio 2010 and retry deploying your solution. In my case, this did the trick; the project was deployed successfully deployed!
VS2010 Sharepoint Project Deployed
Thinking about it, it might have something to do with the order of installation. I installed Visual Studio 2010 after I installed and configured SharePoint 2010. Maybe for some reason SharePoint only picks this up when it can find a Visual Studio installation or something like that. Not too bothered to find out though, the installation took a few precious hours and I don’t really feel like doing all that again